Friday, July 7, 2017

"Heart of Wisdom" Sampler ~

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

I've been trying ALL week to get my
new sampler released BUT real life pulled 
me in different directions...more on that later!

So, now the moment I've anxiously been waiting to 
share with you, hot off the press just this afternoon... 

"Heart of Wisdom" Sampler
©2017 Scattered Seed Samplers

The verse was written by me,
as my mind loves to ponder my two
favorite books of the bible...Psalms & Proverbs!

Model is stitched on 
36ct. Lakeside Vintage Buttercream linen.

Stitched with only two skeins of overdyed thread,
 blue is by Weeks Dye Works and gold is by Gentle Art.

Pattern also includes charted alphabet & numbers
so you can personalize it with your initials and 
special year of choice...1961 is my birth year!

Pattern is now available through my Etsy Shop,
please CLICK HERE to visit the direct link!


Fourth of July weekend was spent visiting my
 husbands childhood "Boat House" on the "Black Slough,"
off of the Mississippi River by Stoddard, Wisc.

Growing up my husband was truly a river rat,
fishing, trapping, clamming, duck hunting with his
dad and younger brother!

These old birdhouse are still mounted up high
in the trees along the bank of the old family "Boat House"

Nestled nicely into the old trees offering
a little paradise for the birds.

Weathered to perfection after all these years!

these lucky birds get to eat wild berries
to their hearts content!

The sound of "Bullfrogs" is so intense...

If you look closely at the murky marsh waters you
will see many "eyes" lurking in the marsh weed!

I was so fascinated with how relaxed their
bodies were...just dangling beneath the water!

Our nephew Steven keeps a big fish net in 
the boat house and offered to net a bullfrog for me!

I was so excited to see one close up!

This was a great opportunity to try out the 
camera on my new I~phone!

My river rat husband offered to hold
this fellow while he posed for me!

These bullfrogs are really slippery & 
have to hold them tightly!

What a great face and great complexion too!

Hi, my name is "Jeremiah the Bullfrog!"

Love those webbed feet!

Thank you so much was such
a pleasure meeting you!


On Wednesday, 
my husband had retinal eye surgery (vitrectomy)
at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

The surgery took place at St. Mary's (part of Mayo.)

We were up at 3:00am, 
left the farm at 4:30am,
 for a 6:00am check in!

 My heart was breaking for my husband...he was
   so full of anxiety!

I must say, the lobby was beautiful!

Massive ferns adorned the hallways!

Getting off the were
greeted with lovely statues!

Love this beautiful stained glass window 
depicting St. husband was on the
Joseph wing of the hospital!

The next couple of weeks will require
lots of rest...we are looking forward to the 
follow up visit with the surgeon next 
Wednesday for an update on the
progress of recovery!



10:00 ~ 3:00

Our Farm Shop is located at ~
W4253 County Road B
West Salem, Wisconsin 54669
(608) 799~4418

Please don't hesitate to call if Saturday
doesn't work for you...always happy to accommodate!

My husband made this "summer sale" sign... 
He used an old weathered barn board...I love it!



"Peace I leave with you,
my peace I give unto you:
not as the world giveth, give I unto you.
Let not your heart be troubled,
neither let it be afraid."

John 14:27...kjv


Next week I'll be sharing an
update on the next release for the 
Prim & Proper Pinkeep Club!

Blessings to all, Tammy


  1. Very pretty Sampler.
    Great pics of the Bullfrog!
    He didn't seem to mind. :)
    Good luck to your husband on recovery of his eye surgery.
    Love your yarn bowl!

  2. Magnificent bull frog.....Glad I don't have to touch him though! Great pictures,
    Countryside around the river...looks idyllic.
    Hope a speedy recovery and all good wishes,for your husband.
    MM...Your yarn bowl is beautiful...looks quite hefty though.

  3. Prayers for your husband. My daughter had retinal eye surgery a few years back and it was no picnic..God Bless him. I love your new sampler design...the frog....not so sure...LOL! I have a phobia about frogs and toads...Have a wonderful weekend...I'm off to your Etsy!

  4. Hi Tammy: I hope all is well with your husband, I will add him and you to my daily prayers.
    Mayo is am amazing hospital.
    Love the new Sampler, so pretty.
    Beautiful nature photos, that frog is big, we feed the birds, and other wild life with corn all year long, with the gulf course as a big back yard we get lots of furry animals even a black bear visiting.


  5. Have been thinking about you and your husband--hope he is doing well and recovering and following surgeons instructions. Had retina surgeries in 2014--your husband and I could compare notes

  6. Hope your DH is doing well or better now. That frog was such a beautiful color. I didn't realize there were swamps in Wis. being a southern girl born and bred - I've never had the pleasure of visiting Wis. but it's on my wish list for sure. your new sampler is very pretty. good luck mel

  7. What a wonderful sneak peek! And thank you for the weekend soul food... a good word to carry us through to Independence Day!